NT Communities Foundation grant deadline approaching

letter to the editor from Cheryl Thomas - NT Communities Foundation grant deadline approaching

To the editor;

North Thompson Communities Foundation offers grants to not for profit groups in the catchment area of the North Thompson Valley each year. This year’s deadline is March 31.  See the advertisement in this newspaper.

Community groups are encouraged to go to the North Thompson Communities Foundation web site and download the application form found under ‘grants’.  This application form gives all the details needed to apply.

Since the inception of the NT Communities Foundation we have granted over $45,000, and this year we plan to give another $5,000 to worthy groups.

Remember that a Foundation never ‘grants’ from our capital – we only ‘grant’ the interest garnered from the investments.

Our ‘areas of interest’ range from seniors needs, to education, the environment, the arts, health and youth. Please refer to ‘recent grants’ to see the range of projects we supported in the past.

We are forever grateful to the families and individuals who have supported the Foundation over the years.  If you would like to become a regular monthly donor or if you would like to discuss other avenues to help, we welcome your contribution and your interest.

Personally, I issue the challenge to you to donate on a regular basis. I‘ve set the example by giving  $10 per month into the NT Communities Foundation account at the Interior Savings Credit Union. The number is CU # 5018635 – Community Builders chequing account

These funds can be identified to go into any of these existing account ‘areas of interest’; into the new Smart and Caring Community Fund; or they may be designated toward special funds set up by individuals such as the Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary fund.

We also encourage ‘snail mail’ donations and inquiries.  And, to add to your impact – we are offering to match your donation, which will definitely make one dollar into two, until we run out of the funds we have available ….. this  ‘matching fund’ opportunity was made possible thanks to a very wonderful family man who  bequeathed some funds to the Foundation through his estate – thus leaving a lasting legacy that will continue to give forever.

When you notify us of your mailing information we issue tax deductible receipts at the end of the year.

Thank you – each and every one of you – for your contributions to the communities of the North Thompson Valley.

Cheryl Thomas

2014 Chairperson

North Thompson Communities Foundation

Box 121, Clearwater, B.C., V0E 1N0